Wikiafripedia:Mailing lists

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The projects of the Wikimedia Foundation have a number of mailing lists which are open to anyone who subscribes and a few private mailing lists open only to selected users.

Please see the list descriptions for posting information. Most lists are moderated, so that posts by non-members need to be manually approved. Some lists disallow any posts by nonmembers.

Please respect Wikiquette and avoid personal attacks on the mailing lists, especially in the subject header as this is likely to be repeated by those replying. File a request at Phabricator for problems with mailing lists or for starting a new list.

Mailing lists are available in a number of formats: via a web archive, by email, or by NNTP using the mail-to-news gateway Gmane. Offsite archives of Wikiafripedia's mailing lists can be found at Gmane, MARC, Gossamer Threads, and Nabble Forums.

Email addresses are currently obfuscated in the downloadable archives, making them unreadable by some mailreaders. To convert one of these archives to mbox format, you could use perl -p -i -e '/^From/ && s/ at /@/' filename or sed '/^From /s/ at /@/' obfuscated.mbox > clear.mbox.

Overview[edit source | edit]

Public mailing lists[edit source | edit]

There is a complete list of public mailing lists for all Wikimedia Foundation matters at meta, including:

  • Projects other than Wikiafripedia
  • Languages other than English
  • Local chapters serving predominantly non-English-speaking users

The public mailing lists for the Wikiafripedia project include:

Private mailing lists[edit source | edit]

There are various private mailing lists hosted by Wikimedia Foundation servers, although some of them allow public messaging. They facilitate internal communication among Wikimedia Foundation board members, and certain committees and subcommittees.

Arbitration Committee and functionaries[edit source | edit]

The Arbitration Committee's mailing lists, including clerks and functionaries.

  • arbcom-en ( is the primary mailing list of ARBCOM business.
  • arbcom-en-b ( and arbcom-en-c ( are the secondary and tertiary mailing lists for ARBCOM business

Other[edit source | edit]

  • accounts-enwiki-l mailing list for discussion of account requests and the ACC tool interface
  • wikipedia-en-editfilters mailing list for discussion of edit filters (anybody can send to the list, but only edit filter managers and administrators may read it)
  • unblock-en-l mailing list for discussion of unblock requests and the UTRS tool interface (note: this list was used for unblock requests, but was phased out for that purpose in March 2012 with the deployment of UTRS)
  • otrs-en-l mailing list for discussion between English-speaking OTRS members of all queues.

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